Aortic valve calcification a commonly observed but frequently ignored finding during CT scanning of the chest
International Journal of Clinical Practice, 06/01/2012
Raju P et al. – Aortic valve calcification in CT chest scans is a common finding and studies have shown that it is strongly related to the presence and severity of aortic valve disease. As CT scans are considered as a valuable additional screening tool for detection of aortic stenosis, Aortic valve calcification should always be commented upon in the radiology reports. Furthermore, patients with at least Grade III and IV AVC should be sent for Transthoracic echocardiogram.